Landon’s Second Birthday Party

This year Landon’s Birthday fell during a very crazy time for us.  There was sand soccer and one of my best friend’s wedding, where I happened to be a bridesmaid (post to come soon!).  Therefore, we kept Landon’s birthday party simple.  I asked myself the question, “If Landon could pick his birthday party theme what would HE choose?”  Not what theme do I think is adorable.  Then the answer became clear.  Anything that has to do with water.  What kid doesn’t enjoy water playtime in the summer?  I know for me and my twin sister, Nina, every birthday for us in elementary school included a water balloon fight!

With that decided, I just needed a few things to make his party work…friends, food, cupcakes, and a toddler pool!

To get all our friends there and to give it a special touch, I made his invitations from scratch.  I really hadn’t nailed down his party theme at that point so this is what I came up with:

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Some of the other details were:

Landon’s Smash Cake (this is before I piped the frosting around the bottom).  Which Landon chose to not smash because he loved his new toys so much he couldn’t spare time for cake!

Landon's-smash-cakeCupcakes with Handmade Cupcake Toppers (how to coming soon).  You can also check out this post to get a general idea here.

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Balloon Backdrop (as you can see the party started going in the pirate theme direction).  you can learn how to make one here.

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We also got photo props for the balloon backdrop, but somehow we didn’t manage to get any pictures with the props!

The Jungle/Dino Pool

The kids just wanted to be in the water all day!  But who can blame them with a get-up like below.  I swear Landon kept walking us to the back door for days to get into his Jungle themed adventure pool.  This pool was awesome because water came out of the volcano and palm tree.  Also the dinosaur had balls you could toss in his mouth and then they would float in the pool.

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The Birthday Boy!!

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The Star Wars Lightsaber

Pretty cool toy, right.  He will not put it down.  And let’s just say this lets him let-out all that boy energy!

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And you can’t go wrong with an Avenger’s Tent with a crawl tunnel!

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Well those are the highlights!  We had so much fun and really enjoyed spending the time outside.  An extra bonus is the house stayed clean since we were outside most of the day!  I cannot believe he is already two!  Where does the time go?